The Zoa Garden, Lost City of Atlantis

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  1. dallasg

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    Here is a cube that has been hiding away and its time it gets brought to light

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    700x700x500 lit with a Radion Gen 1


    @GTH and @carlosdeandrade can fill in on the details

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    dallasg

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    some more

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    Absolutely stunning!
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    Awesome idea, tastefully executed! Big fan! Fish colours add perfect contrast
     
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    Very nice little cube. OK, not that little, that is just over 200L system. Depending in the sump.
     
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    That's awesome well done Carlos & Grant...
     
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    Wow, very nice. One day when I'm big I hope my tank looks like that.
     
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    Ho do you keep your zoas looking so good. I struggle they always end up closing and dying off.

    Your tank looks stunning
     
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    ....but Atlantis? really? :tt2:

    Nice zoos there
     
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    He he he. Yes, yes, there's no ship Martin. Thanks for the compliment, I know you love Zoas.
     
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    This tank is spectacular! Really love it. I am also a fan of zoas - still building my Atlantis! :)
    What is the green spirally coral right in the middle, highest point?
     
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    this tank is testament to simplicity and good husbandry, and there are no water changes done :)
    keeping Ca, Mg, Alk and I stable is all thats needed and keeping sump and tank detritus free
     
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    Absolutely spectacular :thumbup:,one day when I am big en all grown up.
     
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    So much of awesomeness in such a small system.
    Nice :m106:
     
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    Engine room pic?
     
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    engine room is a filter sock, skimmer and TLF reactor with carbon, and if i am not mistaken bio-cubes

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    Love the clams. Awesome contrast to the zoas
     
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    Dip your zoas before putting in your tank, you might have a hidden predator snail. I also believe in dosing Iodine, weekly. The only other thing I dose is fuel via a doser.

    it's a green montipora


    Even though the tank has very little nutrients, we believe that the softies keep the water "clean," as they like nutrients. There are quite a few fish in there, 8 in total. I feed lots of food.
    My sump has really great flow, and I have TONS of fan worms in it, which keep the detritus at bay.
    I use bio cubes, which get replenished every six months. Carbon is used every four weeks for about a week (the tank doesn't need it).
    It's a very stable system, glass gets cleaned once week.
    Future plans: Getting the new Radion light hanging kit (RMS | EcoTech Marine).
     
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    Oh, we plan on upgrading our gen one with a Gen three pros by replacing the LED panels, much cheaper than buying whole new lights.
     
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    Thanks to @dallasg (scaly wag);) for sneaking pics of our tank. Very few get to see it often.
     
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